Nebraska lifts only ban on packer-owned hogs in US

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The nation's only ban on meatpackers owning hogs has ended due to a new Nebraska law that allows processers to control the animals from birth to slaughter.

Gov. Pete Ricketts signed the...

No classes at Pennsylvania college as 192 students sickened

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Classes and weekend activities have been canceled at Ursinus College in eastern Pennsylvania as the school deals with a mystery illness that has sickened more than 190...

The Latest: Titans of Mavericks surf contest underway

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Northern California's big-wave surfing competition known as Titans of Mavericks (all times local):

9:10 a.m.

Elite surfers are riding huge waves off the coast...

Animal rights protest scrapped after "greased pig" dust-up

NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) — An international animal advocacy group launched a protest against a New Hampshire winter carnival event billed as a "Greased Pig on Ice," but withdrew it after learning there's no pig in the...

Police: No more danger after 2 teens shot at Arizona school

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Two teens were shot Friday at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale but the danger at the campus was over, police said, as worried parents crowded stores nearby to await word on...

Dominion outlines new national forest route for pipeline

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Energy companies behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have carved a new proposed route through parts of West Virginia and Virginia in response to federal concerns about the national gas...

Appeal rejected for man convicted in Fort Dix plot

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge in New Jersey has rejected the appeal of a Philadelphia man serving more than three decades behind bars after he was convicted of scheming to kill soldiers at Fort Dix, according...

Israel says EU relations 'friendly' again after label spat

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's foreign ministry says relations with the European Union are "close and friendly" again after tensions arose last year over the bloc's decision to label West Bank exports.

Spokesman...